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Friends of Lucy Cobb manuscript collection

Friends of Lucy Cobb manuscript collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Friends of Lucy Cobb manuscript collection
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1892-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.9 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2733
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Lucy Cobb Institute was a boarding school for girls and young women in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in 1859 and named after a daughter of one of the school's founders, T.R.R. Cobb. Millie Rutherford was a long time teacher, administrator, and driving force behind the operation of the school. The school closed in 1931 and the University of Georgia purchased the building to use as a dormitory. In 1884 the offices of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government moved into the complex. The Seney-Stovall Chapel was built in 1882 and fully restored in 1997.

For more information, see the Lucy Cobb Institute page in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1852-1928) was an author and educator and resided in Athens, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1851-1928) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Queen Elizabeth Holden was the great-great niece of Alexander H. Stephens.

The Lightning Bug is "A monthly magazine devoted mainly to the interests of the endowment fund for Lucy Cobb."

Nods and Becks is the year-book of the Senior class of Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials collected by "friends" from former students at the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Georgia. Included is a diary of Edna Pope, 2 letters, a card, and a photo of Pope; editions of "Nods and Becks"; a diploma to Queen Elizabeth Holden; issues of "The Lightning Bug"; and a bound notebook with events and writings. The collection also includes letters from Mildred Rutherford along with letters and writings from other Lucy Cobb Institute students.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Friends of Lucy Cobb and Seney-Stovall manuscript collection, ms2733, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 6.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
High school principals -- Georgia -- Athens -- Correspondence.
Holden, Queen Elizabeth
Journals (periodicals)
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) -- Alumni and alumnae
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) -- Periodicals
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) -- Students--Correspondence
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) -- Students--Photographs
Pope, Edna -- Diaries
Pope, Edna -- Photographs
Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, 1852-1928 -- Correspondence
Shackelford, Montine
Student newspapers and periodicals -- Georgia -- Athens.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Mildred Lewis Rutherford papers, ms41; Mildred Lewis Rutherford scrapbooks, ms1686; Mildred Lewis Rutherford postcard album, ms1681; Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) collection, ms42, ms4244; Lucy Cobb Institute photographs, ms2668; Lucy Cobb Insitute records, ms1589; Lucy Cobb Institue (Athens, Ga.) grade books, ms1636; Lucy Cobb Institute trustees extract, ms1310.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Edna Pope diary, 1893
11Photograph of Edna Pope
11Correspondence from Mildred Rutherford to Edna Pope (thanks for Christmas present; regarding entry into school)
11Rutherford to post graduates
11Fragments of letter to which are attached 2 envelopes from Rutherford; a calling card with note on verso from Rutherford
12Montine Shackelford notebook, 1894
13Lucy Cobb pamphlets
"Lucy Cobb Junior College & Academy for Young Women 1930-31"; "Student's Handbook of Rules and Regulations 1925-6""Preparatory Dept of Lucy Cobb, June 1921""9th Annual Conference, Children of the Confederacy" at Lucy Cobb, June 1921
Williams Rutherford to dau Mildred, 7 October 1896 anticipating her return to NY from trip to EuropeDot to Mary Ann [Lipscomb] 23 October 1905 [Dot had worked for Mary Ann at Lucy Cobb & moved to Malden Mass.Laura Rutherford Hutchins to dau Laura Hutchins Paddock 25 December 1927, telling of fire that burned the Villa, Mildred Rutherford's home
14Typed copies of information regarding Mildred Rutherford's illness, the fire and her death from Thunder and Stars
15Correspondence to Mildred Rutherford, 1915-1926
from various people on various subjects
15Membership card to Mildred from Sov Colon. Soc of Americans of Royal Descent
16Incomplete letter from H. S. Tuggle
regarding Birth of a Nation's run in Boston
from Thomas Nelson Page to Mildred, 28 September 1892, regarding authors Margaret E Sangsler{?}, YMCA Joint Committee to Mildred, 14 November 1906, regarding her service on the nominating committeeMary Carter Winter, Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Assn, to Mildred, 30 September 1924, regarding medal for Andrew Adjate LipscombBessie Mell [Lane] to Lolla, 14 AprilLucius Smith to my dearest sweet child', nd
17Passport/ambassador at large from U. S. Embassy, London to Mildred Rutherford, 1903 October 25
manuscript: may be Mildred Rutherford's about education and the war-p. 7-23 [missing p. 8-10]on slavery-3 pages, some missingon Edgar Allen Poeon a general's opinion of the South-2 pageson President Davis, Andersonville and other wrongs-5 pages
Lincoln's strong points and weaknesses-6 pagesHistory review's-9 pages [appears to be for a class]Georgia Dates-15 pages [important dates in state's history]
education and women-2 pagestyped stories of women and Civil War-raising silkworms; Rebecca S. A. Colbert Bartow Co; Sherman's Raiders at Buffalo Creek, Hancock Co; typical CSA women including Mrs Jack Beck, Murray Co [husband in Co E, 4th Ga], Mrs M A Chandler of Decatur and Mrs Asbury Hedges of Bullock Co [husband in 61st Ga]-p. 3-34 [at end of booklet is a signature of Lee Camp Moore, Agnes Lee Chapter]
111Photograph of Lucy Cobb Institute; stereoview of statue of Henry VI
Miss Millie Corrects U. S. History ConceptsMiss Millie Rutherford-eyewitness to historyTribute to Miss MillieMildred L Rutherford: Defender of Confederacy
113Golden Jubilee, Lucy Cobb Institute, 1858-1908
114Lucy Cobb homecoming invitation; Lucy Cobb update no. IV, 1981, 1979
21 Nods and Becks , 1899
22 Nods and Becks , 1900
23 Nods and Becks , 1901
24 Nods and Becks , 1902
25 Nods and Becks , 1911
26 Nods and Becks , 1917
1BDiploma- Queen Elizabeth Holden, 1919 June 2
1BDiploma- Ernestine Ayers Walker, May 1927